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start the morning with a check of weather and traffic... today will begin dry but showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before clearing skies late in the day.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the ( james ) a big story this morning... a napa middle school student... arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at school. kron4's will tran is at river middle school where the student attended classes. will. we've learned napa police arrested a 14-year-old boy for making threats towards other students at river middle school. on december 31st,
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a fellow student told police that the teen was planning a school shooting. when the student told the teen that the threat was going to be reported to police, the teen threatened the student. napa police arrested the teen last week. police say they believe there is no current threat to any students at this time.
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( james ) new this morning ... a 75 year old man has died after being hit by a car in martinez. it happened late last night in the area of berrellessa and green street. here is a map showing you where the accident happened. the elderly man was taken to the hospital but his injuries were too severe and he died. martinez police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation. ( james ) also overnight ... a pedestrian in san francisco was killed while walking on i-80 on the the the struck and killed just before midnight. in this
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incident, officers say the driver is also cooperating and no arrests have been made. (á2 shotá)( james )another big story this morning ... president donald trump is going live from the oval office.( terisa ) tonight he will address the nation about the partial government shutdown and the on-going immigration battle. president trump will make another pitch for his long-promised border wall. president trump wants nearly six-billion dollars for the wall. democratic officials are against it ... and this stalemate led to the partial government shutdown, causing hundreds of thousands of federal employees to go without pay for more than two weeks. ( james ) the president said he might bypass congress by declaring a national emergency ( terisa )re here on kron-4
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is happening at 6 o'clock tonight.you can also watch it live at kron4-dot-com. the white house says tax refunds will go out during the government shutdown ... which now enters its 18th day. the acting director of the office of management and budget says the administration is working to make the shutdown "as painless as possible." the announcement is a reversal of a long-standing policy to withhold refunds during shutdowns. san francisco's department of public works is stepping up to clean some tourist hot spots which have been neglected during the federal shutdown. city crews cleared trash bins near aquatic park and then scooped up the overflow..... before tossing the bag into the back of a city truck. the mess was so widespead -- a department of public work team... worked out of their juristiciton. the spokesperson for the city agency says it decided to pitch in at land's end -- a park popular with tourists.
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< "since the federal government shutdown is not picking up we decided to send our cruise to step in pitch in where we can, sprucing up picking up a litter to try to keep it looking really beautiful as it should."> san francisco's department of public works is asking that people who come out to these scenic spots try to take their trash out whenever possible ... rather than tossing in the bins. ( james ) happening now. police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman in palo alto. it happened early yesterday morning in the 100-block of everett avenue. police say, the woman was hit twice by the man. when the victim tried to fight off the attacker, he grabbed her wallet and ran off... heading east on everett... and then north on emerson street. ( james ) in the east bay ... a youth soccer coach was arrested as part of a child sex sting. police arrested lamorinda soccer club coach alejandro sanchez ... for arranging to meet a minor
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with the intent to engage in a sexual act. the soccer club has taken steps to prevent him from having any access to the soccer club and playing fields. ( james )peninsula ... the san mateo sheriff's office is looking for a man who robbed a restaurant with a knife. deputies say, last thursday, this man approched an employee at the taqueria el tulense on spring street. he forced the employee to open the register at knife point. the suspect took the cash and ran away south on spring street. anyone with information is asked to contact the san mateo sheriff's office. now to the latest on an east bay woman, who was arrested for biting a jogger during a confrontation on a trail. i spoke with the woman's attorney. she says her client is a dog walker and only took action when forced to defend herself and her dogs. emily dahm, attorney. i think this is shocking how this is one sided and that is why i am talking to the media. attorney emily dahm says this is her client, alama cadwalotter - at the center of case. she says - it all unfolded last week when alma met on a trail jogger cyndi stainner. alma's two dogs were off leash
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allowable per park rules. dahm. i understand the jogger being startled... but she then started pepper spraying the dogs, alma said to stop, then she the jogger grabbed her by the hair and kneed her in the groin and my client had to bite her to get her to released her grip.dahm says her client left the park, but then the matter escalated, with east bay park police investigating then rolling the case over to the alameda county district attorney's office. alma was arrested on several felonies, including false imprisonment, and battery and causing serious bodily injury.dahm. i understand jogger is upset, but this is not a felony case. alma was expected to be arraigned monday, but the da is still reviewing the case. in the meantime, her attorney says all of this has about this all. in alameda county terisa estacio
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the district attorney is still reviewing the case. in the meantime, alma's attorney says all of this has been a bit overwhelming for the 19 year old who has no criminal record. ( terisa ) police in bakersfield are investigating after video surfaced showing a woman on an electric scooter dragging a dog on the street. here's a still shot of the video. brandon sandergirlfr were on a bike ride sunday when they noticed what was happening. they say they tried to get the woman to stop . when she stopped, the couple says she looked at the dog d anthen dragged the
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animal closer to the sidewalk. sanders says the dogs paws were bloody. the couple says they have no idea how long she had been dragging the dog. < 's--t happens just like it does with kids," said sanders, "we told her no you don't drag your kids behind a scooter at 15 miles-per-hour.""she was kind of looking at her, she reached down and fidgeted with her a bit and finally picked her up.">( terisa ) sanders say they grabbed photos of the dog to have proof for the police. no arrests have been made and no charges have coming up on the kron 4 morning news... .. gavin newsom starts his first full go take a lookeast bay business stepping and.. the way, which is
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(áábreakáá) (james) (darya) welcome back. let's get a check of the weather this morning... today will begin dry but showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will
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remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before clearing skies late in the day. in the day.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge
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wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101.
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rafael responded to an apartment fire early this morning on labrea way. officials say the call came in around 4-15 this morning and managed to have it out 4-30. they say there was limited damage but it did displace a family of four. no injuries were reported and the red cross is assisting the family. the cause of the fire has not been determined. (á2 shotá)( terisa ) protesters gathered outside the apartment of a high-profile democratic donor last night. after a second man in two years overdosed and died in his home.( james ) now many in the area are saying it's time he faces justice. tom wait reports. nat sound of protestcommunity activists unleashing ei fury outside at bucks west hollywood apartment building. the crowd gathered here less than 24 hours after a second african-american man r being in apartments.tyson-lord gray/victims' rights advocate "if this was a black man and
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there were two white bodies found in his apartment there is no way that he would not be in the jail right now lawyering up."the man who died this morning after being taken from buck's apartment has not been identified.and we do not know the cause of death.buck a well-known political activist came under fire less than two years ago in the summer of 2017 after jamal moore died of a drug overdose that happened in buck's apartment.buck was investigated but not charged. mos/no name given"two black men have been found dead in his house. is it going to take a third one?"at one point the crowd turned on buck's neighbors accusing them of not doing enough to stop the deaths.mos/no name given"i'm not okay with people dying in his house and people die and people like coming over here and dying. i'm like doesn't matter what color skin they have."buck's attorney ss mornin was one of buck's longtime friends.he says buck was sober and he didn't give any drugs to the man who passed away.
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seymour amster/buck's attorney "this is not a situation where mr. buck has caused the death. this is a situation where mr. buck has had longtime friends who unfortunately do not handle their life well." ( terisa )( terisa ) that was tom wait reporting. the los angeles l-g-b-t center is calling upon los angeles authorities to quote "fully investigate this tragedy and aggressively seek justice wherever the investigation might lead." ( james ) a suspect in a deadly bowling alley shooting in torrance is behind bars. police arrested 47-year-old reginald wallace in los angeles sunday. he served 17-years for assault with a deadly weapon, before being released on parole in 20-17. the shooting broke out at a busy bowling alley friday night, leaving three people dead, and four others wounded. witnesses said it star after a group of people got into a fight. police didn't arrest anyone at the scene, but they asked witnesses for cellphone videos of the incident. investigators say they believe ( james ) former arizona
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congresswoman gabby giffords returns to capitol hill today to help introduce a new bill on gun background checks. the legislation would require background checks on private gun sales. it falls on the 8th anniversary of the shooting that nearly killed gifford and left six others dead. she'll join newly-elected house speaker nancy pelosi and california congressman mike thompson, to unveil the bill. (terisa) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... we have more on what you can expect from president trump's immigration speech tonight and how democrats plan to respond.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) today will begin dry but showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before clearing skies late in the day. (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the to 101. golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min
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from 37 to the toll plaza. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( james ) the college football season is over. on and albama battled at levis stadium last night ... for the national championship. clemson routed alabama 44 to 16. clemson and alabama met for the third time in four years. sports pundits and fans alike predicted the alabama would win their second straight title. but instead, it was clemson that dominated... handing alabama its worst defeat under head coach nick saban. the clemson tigers win their second title in the brief history of the college football playoff. coming up on the kron 4 morning news... .. gavin newsom starts his first full day as our governor. we'll take a look back at his inauguration.
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(james)(darya) welcome back to the kron four morning news... lets start the half hour with a check of weather and traffic. today will begin dry but showers will continue to
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approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before clearing skies late in the day.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 happening today ... president trump will address enters it 18th day. john lawrence has the latest. president trump to make another pitch for his long- promised border wumalno font ne an absolute crisis and of
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criminals and gang members coming through. it is national security, it's a national emergency."the president will appear on all major t-v networks tuesday for an oval office address.the topic.....immigration.rep. jerry nadler/d-new york"i expect the president to lie to the american people. why do i expect this - because he's been lying to the american people and his spokespeople continue lying to the american people."president trump wants nearly six-billion dollars for the wall.democratic officials are against it, not just because of the pricetag.sen. chuck schumer/d-new york"we want the symbol of america to not a big concrete wall."th hundreds of thousands of wes.pr needed"i'm sure that the people on the receiving end will make adjustments, they always do."the president
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( james ) democratic leaders in congress will get equal time after the president's speech tonight. all the broadcast television networks and cable news networks have granted trump time .... and will air his speech on immigration live. house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer will deliver the response to the president's speech tonight and the two issued a joint statement citing the president's past statements of, quote, "malice and misinformation" ... as reasons a democratic response is ( james ) we will carry the president's address in its entirety here on kron-4 it is happening at 6 o'clock tonight.you can also watch it live at kron4-dot-com. as the government shutdown causes financial difficulties for some bay area families... a business in the east bay is stepping up to help. "the local" is a coffee shop that is collecting donations to help bay area coast guard families who are not getting paid during the shutdown. the coffe shop is located on
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park street in alameda ... and the owner is accepting everything from food, to diapers ... to cleaning supplies. if you are interested in helping ... the "local" will accept donations until the government shutdown ends. gavin newsom's first moments as california's governor were met with an obstacle... protestors interrupted his oath of office yesterday, shouting against sanctuary states. his speech was then met with more interruptions, this time, by his youngest son... who ran around stage as newsom spoke of his priority of children, families, and keeping them together at the border. during his speech, newsom crticized the white house and thanked members of congress like speaker of the house nancy pelosi who was sitting
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near the front... california's variety of cultes inaugration which included a church choir and a hispanic cultural performance the governor says this state represents the future of the country. ( terisa ) in the east bay ... oakland mayor libby schaaf will start her second four- year-term today ... by serving meals to the homeless in the city. yesterday she was sworn in again ... after winning the november election in oakland. during her inauguration speech ... she touted the city of oakland ... saying it is no longer among the 10 worst places for violent crime. she also sees that turnaround as one of her biggest accomplishments.
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police in placer county are investigating reports of hazing on the placer high school basketball team. the accusations involve junior varsity basketball players. the team has been suspended indefinitely and staff members put on administrative leave. right now, investigators are not commenting on what exactly may have occurred.. but they did say it happened during this school year. police say if charges are brought, they would likely fall under misdemeanor charges. some parents say they want to know why the school has yet to tell them about the investigation. in a statment, the school district said in part.'we take all threats to student safety very seriously, and are taking immediate actions to ensure the safety of all student athletes.
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still ahead on kron 4 morning news...why officials say fema needs to do a better job of planning for disasters.
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(ácommercialá)(áábreakáá) today will begin dry but showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening
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commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before clearing skies late in the day. (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. san mateo bridge less then 30 min from 880 to 101. golden gat brfrom 3 richmond bridge drive less than 20 min from the toll to 101 ( tarisa ) 4 your health this morning... the u-s spends
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twice as much on health care as our peers. that's according to a new report from john hopkins' school of public health. the study found that it's ánotá because americans use more medical services than other developed nations --- but because of higher drug costs, higher paid doctors and nurses and higher price tafs for hospital administration and medical services. the high cost of drugs is expected to be a focus of r health this morning. a new study hopes to shine some light on two different vaccinations for the flu. the study looks at the effectiveness of the traditional flu shot versus the nasal spray. researchers found that the spray may not work as well as the shot against the flu in children. they say the
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shot is around 51-percent effective and the nasal spary is 26-percent effective. health officials say while neither vaccine is 100-percent effective ... it's still important to get vaccinated. ( terisa ) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... a new report is out on the carbon emissions for 20-18... and it's not good news for the u-s. (ácommercialá) (james) more wet weather
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water officials ... its welcome sign as the rain helps fill up the reservoirs. kron 4's charles clifford has an update on our local and
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state water levels. after several weeks of dry weather, heavy rain returned to california and the bay area giving our reservoirs and snowpack a needed boost.as of early monday morning, the 7 reservoirs used by the east bay municipal utlity district are holding a total of just over 600 thousands acre feet of water. that's about 78 percent of full capacity.the lafayette reservoir here is currently 69 percent full.in the south bay, the santa clara valley water district reservoirs are on average about 28 percent full. for san francisco, hetcy hetchy reservoir near yosemite is 68 percent full, but 123 percent of capacity for this time of year. and in marin county, the reservoirs are 3/4 full , which is slightly better than this time last year but a little below the historical average for early january.statewide, most of california's big reservoirs are at or near the historical average for this time of year but still have ways to go to
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reach full capacity.and finally, the snow pack. in the north, central and southern sierra the snow levels are below the historical average for january but things are better than this time year ago. today will begin dry but showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before clearing skies late in the day.
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no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. . golden gat bridge drive time less than 30 min from 37 to the toll plaza.
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fema needs fema needs to do a
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better job of planning for disasters. that's among the findings of a recent investigation by the government accountability office. the report says fema
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ends up scrambling to respond to disasters, rather than preparing advanced contracts. those contracts are established so fema can act quickly after a disaster. fema hasn't updated its advanced contract strategy since 2007. the report also found coordination between washington d-c and state and local agencies is lacking. fema director brock long says his agency is developing a tool kit to improve communication with states. ( james ) after three years of decline --- climate change causing carbon dioxide emissions rose sharply in the u-s last year. according to new research --- carbon emissions rose by 3-point-4
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percent in 20-18. which marks the second largest annual increase in more than two decades. this comes after a global carbon prject report in december said globam carbon emissions were estimated to rise by 2-point-7 percent worldwide in 20-18. while the u-s power sector saw their emissions rise by 1-point-9 percent --- the transportation sector held on to the title as the largest producer of green house gases for the third straight year. ( james) coming up on the kron 4 morning news ... there's another new name in the streaming video business. but this one won't be spending billions of dollars like netflix and amazon. (james ) and coming up in the next hour of the kron 4 morning news ... we have more on what you can expect from president trump's immigration speech tonight. speech tonight. (clapping) every day, visionaries are creating the future. ( ♪ ) so, every day, we put our latest technology
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and vast expertise to work. ( ♪ ) the united states postal service makes more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country, affordably and on-time. (ringing) ( ♪ ) the future only happens with people who really know how to deliver it. today will begin dry but
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showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in the upper 50's and low 60's before a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradually clear through wednesday morning before
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clearing skies late in the day. (robin) no major hot spots. bay bridge wb 80 is less then 30 min from the maze to sf. t (á2 shotá) ( james ) the oakland public library system has
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launched a new 'on demand' film streaming service... free for all library cardholders.( terisa ) more than 30-thousand films, including classics and hard to find movies are available now through streaming service called - "kanopy." library cardholders can access the service online and sign up to start streaming instantly. up to four films per month can be streamed from any computer, t-v or mobile device through the service's app. ( james ) coming up in the next hour ... we'll have a live report from napa ... after police say a student threatened to carry out a mass shooting. ( james ) plus... president trump is set to address the nation about the government shutdown and the problems at the u-s mexico border.
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today will begin dry but showers will continue to approach the bay into the afternoon resulting in rainfall for the evening commute. daytime highs will remain comfortable in and low 6 a cool, rainy and windy evening tonight. showers will gradll

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